Donald Trump lashed out at former Speaker of the House and current Fox Corp. board member Paul Ryan, who is giving a rally against the influence of the former president.
“RINO Paul Ryan, who became a lame duck Speaker of the House, lost all vote-getting capability with the people he represented in Wisconsin, and was the single biggest factor, other than Romney himself, for the monumental Romney/Ryan loss in the Presidential race of 2012 (I got more votes by far, 75M, than any sitting president in history!), and he is now speaking to other Republicans telling them how to win elections,” Trump said in a statement. “Interestingly, I was in the Great State of Wisconsin when they booed him off the podium—I literally had to come to his rescue.”
“Ryan should instead be telling them how to stop the cheating of elections and that we would have won if Republican leadership fought the way the Democrats did,” he continued.
“It was the day that Ryan went on the board of Fox (Fox will never be the same!) that Fox totally lost its way and became a much different place, with millions of its greatest supporters fleeing for good,” he added. “Paul Ryan has been a curse to the Republican Party. He has no clue as to what needs to be done for our Country, was a weak and ineffective leader, and spends all of his time fighting Republicans as opposed to Democrats who are destroying our Country.”
“As a Republican, having Paul Ryan on your side almost guarantees a loss, for both you, the Party, and America itself!” he concluded.
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Meanwhile, Paul Ryan staged a rally ahead of the mid-term elections at the Reagan library in California. Donald Trump blasted the occasion.
“Ronald Reagan would not be happy to see that the Reagan Library is run by the head of the Washington Post, Fred Ryan,” he said. “How the hell did that happen? No wonder they consistently have RINO speakers like Karl Rove and Paul Ryan. They do nothing for our forward-surging Republican Party!”
On Thursday, Ryan had used the platform at the Reagan library to savage Donald Trump and his legacy. The Huffington Post reported on the event.
“Ryan made his remarks during a Thursday evening address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California,” the Huffington Post reported. “He was critical of both Republicans and Democrats, though he saved his sharpest barbs for Trump, who is by most measures the leader of the modern-day Republican Party.”
“It was horrifying to see a presidency come to such a dishonorable and disgraceful end,” Ryan said about the January 6th riots.
“Once again, we conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads,” Ryan added. “And here’s the reality that we have to face: If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere. Voters looking for Republican leaders want to see independence and mettle. They will not be impressed by the sight of yes-men and flatterers flocking to Mar-a-Lago.”
Meanwhile, conservatives and Trump supporters had plenty of mockery and questions regarding Ryan’s “rally.”
Paul Ryan had a rally…?
— Isabella Riley (@isabellarileyus) May 28, 2021
Rep. Matt Gaetz added:
Paul Ryan is a path to losing for the Republican Party.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) May 27, 2021
As terrible as the Biden presidency and Democratic control of the Congress has been, there are some Republicans who are still unwilling to fight for Americans’ rights and freedoms. These RINOs believe that they can win by default by laying low and not rocking the boat. Trump supporters and conservative activists know better.
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